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May 29, 2010 10:10 PM

Charlestown / Shipyard Quarters Marina

My friend and I are visiting Boston and staying on a boat in this marina. We will mostly be in Boston proper, but any recommendations for cheap eats in the marina area and maybe a market or such? Thank you!

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  1. There is a good sandwich place in the first floor of the building at the end of eigth street, not cheap but good food at the bistro behind the 24 hours store. It is a short walk to the north so search this board about the north end and charlestown. Haven't been in a while old ironside had good burgers. If you are in to the bar scene Tavern on the water (on the pier on eigth street) would be short crawl home.

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    1. re: lc02139

      Thank you. That is very helpful. I know that the north end is good for Italian. The tavern sounds good also!

    2. What about the Navy Yard Bistro or whatever it's called? Haven't heard anyone mention that lately but definitely better food than Tavern on the Water. And you could try Figs on Main St. in Charlestown.

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      1. re: Joanie

        Navy Yard Bistro is good and very reasonable for a nice meal. Also Tangierino on Main for cool atmosphere and good Moroccan food. Warren Tavern and Tavern are great for drinking.

        73 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129

        Warren Tavern Restaurant
        2 Pleasant St, Charlestown, MA 02129

      2. Another idea.

        Do you have a tender? You can cruise the harbour..Scups in E Boston. North End..Commercial or Long Wharf. A little South brings you to S Boston..Institute of Contemporary Arts and a few bar/restaurants..pull into Fan Pier.Stay to your West and head South.

        Opens the city in a little different way.

        A cruise up the Charles River is really nice too.

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        1. re: 9lives

          And if you don't have a tender, take the water shuttles that leave from Flagship Wharf. They are operated by the T and take you to Long Wharf next to the Aquarium.

        2. Thanks everyone. I'll try to fill you in on what we end up doing. Happy summer!